The Treble Crochet Stitch

The treble crochet is another versatile stitch, this stitch is taller than the double crochet.

This stitch can be used on its own or in groups of threes when doing a granny square. It looks complicated but once it is mastered it is a lovely stitch to crochet.


Making the foundation row.

The first row of any item is the foundation row where you make a length of how many chains you need for that project. 

This stitch will be made into a foundation row of chain stitches, it is always a bit harder to start as there is not much to work from but if you take your time with the first row making sure you go into each chain stitch by having the two "V" (front and back) on the hook eventually when there are more rows the crochet stitch should be easier to do.



Make a slip stitch first


To make the foundation or starting row take the wool and make a slip stitch. 

To make a slip stitch secure the end of the yarn with your thumb on one hand and wrap the yarn around the fingers of the hand that is holding the end. 

When you take the yarn to the back of the hand loop the yarn under the strand that is already there and pull through. 

This can also be done by wrapping the wool around your fingers and not your hand.



Start with a row of chain stitches.

When the slip stitch has been made, the crochet hook can go into this loop and pick up a strand of wool that is in the other hand. 

The Strand of wool is pulled through the first slip stitch. This makes another loop or one chain.

This is then repeated until you have the correct number of chains on the wool from the hook without counting the chain that is on the hook itself.



Treble Crochet Steps - In Video


The Basis of Treble Crochet.

At the start of the row when you turn your work in order to get the row to the right height, three chain stitches are made like a false treble stitch. The next stitch (the first full treble) is done into the second chain.

When doing the first row into the foundation row an extra three chains are done and then the first treble crochet is made into the 4th chain from the hook. This still give a three chain beginning stitch.



Before the hook goes under the "V" of the chain the wool or yarn is wrapped around the hook. 



The hook then goes into the top of the chain stitch.



After the hook goes under the first chain the wool is caught with the hook and is pulled through the first chain stitch.

This will give three stitches on the hook the furthest one away is the original one, the middle one is the wrapped stitch and the third one in the yarn that has been pulled through the first chain stitch.



This will give three stitches on the hook the furthest one away is the original one, the middle one is the wrapped stitch and the third one in the yarn that has been pulled through the first chain stitch.



Without going into any chain stitch wrap the wool around the hook and pull through the first two stitches on the hook.



This will leave two stitches on the hook.



Again without going into any chain stitch wrap the wool around the hook for the third time.



Pull the wool through the two stitches on the hook leaving only one left.



Continue along each of the chain stitches by wrapping around before going into the chain, go into the chain and pull the wool through making 3 stitches on the hook, wrap the wool around the hook for the second time and pull through first two stitches on hook and finish the stitch by wrapping the wool around the hook for the third time and pulling the wool through the remaining two stitches thus leaving one stitch on the hook.

Enjoy doing the treble crochet stitch.


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